THE RAIN hampered Coventry & Warwickshire’s chances of claiming a first win of the 2016 season but they still managed to pick up 16 points at Wombourne in their quest to climb up the Birmingham League Division Two.
The visitors lost the toss on Saturday and after being put in to bat first they made a bright start with opener Zuhaib Akhlaque scoring 33 as Coventry reached 52 for 2.
Matthew Clements then scored a half century (58 not out) , which included seven fours, and Harry Horsley top scored with 61 not out as the visitors went on to reach 198 for five from their 55 overs.
David Hemming was the pick of the Wombourne bowlers after taking three wickets from 17 overs, Kuldeep Diwan (1 for 20) and Ben Hudson (1 for 30) also got in on the act.
Wombourne made a positive start with the bat and raced to 100 for 2 with Karl Quinny hitting 42 before he was bowled by Jonathan Miles. They eventually reached 135 for eight from 39 overs before the rain brought an end to the match.
Miles had produced a devastating spell of bowling after collecting five wickets from the same amount of overs and he conceded just 16 runs.